I start this post by taking a deep breath. I am about to share something that I rarely talk about, but feel is extremely important, as I cannot give thanks without explaining my history.
Those who know me well know that I have struggled with depression since I was a teenager. Add to that some Post-Partum and anxiety issues and the past months have been tough.
I am therefore extremely thankful for the support I’ve received through everything. I am especially grateful to the Ottawa Hospital. When Nathan was born, I talked to the nurses about my history of depression and I was referred to the post-partum mental health unit at the General Hospital where I joined a group with other mothers who were struggling with issues similar to mine. Each person is a part of the group for 16 weeks and my time with it is nearly up. I am glad to have had the opportunity to share with these incredible women, they, along with the psychiatrists who lead the group, have helped me in so many ways. I hope that I can keep in touch with them after my time with the group is over.